Maritime 3D Printing

Kawasaki’s 3D Printed Spare Part Flown to Ship via Drone

One of the few businesses tackling the world of maritime 3D printing is Wilhelmsen, one of the largest businesses in the maritime sector, along with its partners, such as steel…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 24, 2021: NSWC Carderock Division, Tel Aviv University, Integza

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering several different applications for which the technology can be used: maritime and military, electronics and medical research, and engines. A new digital…

Naval 3D Printing Grows with DNV Verification of 3D Printed Crane

The maritime sector is one of the more overlooked segments in 3D printing, with only a handful of companies really taking advantage of the opportunities there. A new business involved…

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3D Printing and the Future of Space

Undoubtedly the most exciting frontier for human exploration, outer space is a gateway to probing promising worlds, looking for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets, or pushing the boundaries of…

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3D Systems Collaborates with Nuclear-Powered Ship Maker on 3D Printable Corrosion-Resistant Alloy

On March 18, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced a collaboration with Newport News Shipbuilding to make copper-nickel alloys that can be used in powder bed fusion printers. The deal will…

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MELD Awarded $1.5M for Metal 3D Printing Repairs for the US Navy

It was a big day at MELD when the firm obtained $1.5 million from the U.S. Navy for maintenance and repair operations (MRO). MELD 3D printing is similar to a…

Navy’s HackTheMachine 2021 Features 3D Printing Challenge

The U.S. Navy will be hosting its annual “HackTheMachine” contest from March 23rd- 26th: this time, with a focus on 3D printing. HackTheMachine is a Navy outreach program designed to…

Naval Group Uses WAAM to 3D Print First Propeller Installed on French Navy Ship

While we often discuss the many rules and regulations involved with 3D printing for the aviation industry, make no mistake: things are just as exacting when it comes to 3D…

Breaking Ice: 3D Printed Parts Refurbish Icebreaker Ships for Arctic Sea Transport

The development of sea transport routes in one of the most extreme environments on Earth, the Arctic Circle, is of significant strategic importance to the third largest Russian oil producer,…

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US Navy Seahawk Helicopters to 3D Print Parts for New Comms Gear

As part of a communications upgrade package that will be installed on more than 200 Navy aircraft, a team of structural and avionics engineers has turned to 3D printing technology…

$5M Navy Contract Goes to UMaine and Navatek to Advance Maritime 3D Printing

The University of Maine’s (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) has achieved world records in 3D printing over the last year, and has been an example of how successful…

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WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer Successfully Deployed by Australian Army in Field Exercise

In November of 2019, Melbourne startup SPEE3D announced that the Royal Australian Navy had decided to deploy its patented supersonic 3D deposition technology for super-sized metal 3D printing in a…

MITRE and Lithoz Advance Marine Transducers with 3D Printing

A variety of transducers have been created via 3D printing, often driven by piezoelectric vibration and other features for innovations like cancer-measuring devices, parts for photo-acoustic systems, and 3D printing…

Cold Spray 3D Printing Technology Could Revolutionize Submarine Repairs

Australia’s geographical remoteness, lengthy coastlines, and vast maritime jurisdiction historically led the country to rely on its maritime industry, which includes oil and gas extraction and exploration, fishing and aquaculture,…

Drone Deliveries: Wilhelmsen Turns to F-drones to Deliver 3D Printed Spare Parts

Wilhelmsen, one of the world’s largest maritime companies, is making continual progress in the field of 3D printing for its sector. The latest news from the firm is that it…